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Old 10-26-2019, 06:52 AM   #1
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Morning, friends!

My (new-when-I-get-it-in-spring) jetski will spend most of its time in Winni, but since it'll be on a trailer, I'm interested to learn of other close/easy places I might wanna take it. The Winnisquam sandbar comes to mind, as an example, but I don't know much other than Winni.

So, ~30 minutes or less from Moultonborough and easy/free/cheap to launch/park/access. Go!

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If it holds three people as opposed to two people, then you can legally us it via the free-to-use Squam Lake, NH Fish & Game, two lane, boat launch ramps and parking lot that's on Route 113, just 200-yards up off Route 3/25, close to the library in Holderness.

For some wacky reason, two seat jetskis are banned from Squam, while the three seaters are ok to use ...... go figure ..... and, explain that one? Basically, all jetskis now sold have seats for three people.

Big Squam was the lake used for the 1981 film, On Golden Pond, made when there were no jetskis, yet ... those were the days?
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Lake Winnisquam

Access via the NH Fish & Game boat launch in Laconia, behind the Boulia Gorrell lumber yard. The free-to-use state boat ramp and parking lot puts you on the Winnipesaukee River, about 200-yards upstream from Lake Winnisquam, plus you can also go upriver on the Winnipesaukee River.
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Morning, friends!

My (new-when-I-get-it-in-spring) jetski will spend most of its time in Winni, but since it'll be on a trailer, I'm interested to learn of other close/easy places I might wanna take it. The Winnisquam sandbar comes to mind, as an example, but I don't know much other than Winni.

So, ~30 minutes or less from Moultonborough and easy/free/cheap to launch/park/access. Go!

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I've always wanted to take mine to Newfound Lake. It's the one lake up here that I have been on yet. Congrats on your ne toy. Did you buy the GTI130?

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Newfound Lake has a big, free-to-use, NH Fish & Game boat launch ramp area via the entrance to the http://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/st...tate-park.aspx ....even when the state park is closed, the driveway on the right to the boat launch and dock is open ..... this time of year .... is very empty of people

Supposedly, the Wellingtons willed their huge Newfound peninsular to the state for free, back in the 1930's or something, just like Ellecoya State Beach in Gilford.

"Dang-it, better to give it all to the state, than to have that no good, drunken, loser ...... son ...... of ours, to get his hands on it ...... yes, that's what we will do!"
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I've always wanted to take mine to Newfound Lake. It's the one lake up here that I have been on yet. Congrats on your ne toy. Did you buy the GTI130?

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I haven't heard back from the seller on the 130 price, but I think I may decide on a new 170 SE, anyway, as there are some nice features, a bigger engine, and 4-year warranty. The "monthly" cost would be about the same, and I'd have a 6 year newer machine.

When it happens--I'm buying a jetski, just not sure which--we should connect and hit up Newfound Lake!

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If it holds three people as opposed to two people, then you can legally us it via the free-to-use Squam Lake, NH Fish & Game, two lane, boat launch ramps and parking lot that's on Route 113, just 200-yards up off Route 3/25, close to the library in Holderness.

For some wacky reason, two seat jetskis are banned from Squam, while the three seaters are ok to use ...... go figure ..... and, explain that one? Basically, all jetskis now sold have seats for three people.

Big Squam was the lake used for the 1981 film, On Golden Pond, made when there were no jetskis, yet ... those were the days?
I think the word "jet ski" is originally from the days of the "jet ski" that you actually rode standing up. Eventually, manufacturers started to make something similar, but you could ride sitting down which were your "2 seater" jet ski's. When "jet ski's" were originally banned from certain bodies of water, most, if not all, were "2 seater's", (and the "stand up" type), and the way manufacturer's got around the "new rule" was to make "3 seater's", at least 10' long so they were considered a "boat", or a "vessel", instead of a "ski". That "saved" the "sit down" type of jet ski, but the "stand up" type, (and the 2 seater's), are still banned on a lot of bodies of water. That's why today you hardly ever see the "stand up" type any more I would think.That's probably when they started to become known as "waverunner's" as well... I'm no expert on "jet ski's"/ "waverunners", but I remember someone telling me something to that effect years ago, which is why you can't even buy a new "2 seater" any more to my knowledge. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's why all you see these days are "waverunners" at least 10' long, and are all 3 seater's. They are legal to go on any body of water you can launch your "boat"...!! In other words, it was the manufactures way of saying FU to all the whiner's and complainer's to the "jet ski"!!!

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Somewhere in the google world, there's got to be an old jetski with a dead engine or something, that's been modified with outrigger oarlocks so it can be rowed with oars ...... a modified jetski row-personal watercraft for someone who would rather row with two oars ...... than control a throttle with the turn of their right hand wrist.

And, named the rowski ...... a name always good for a smile ..... oh, look .... is a rowski ..... get it ..... a jetski modified with rowing oars becomes a rowski .... ho-ho
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I haven't heard back from the seller on the 130 price, but I think I may decide on a new 170 SE, anyway, as there are some nice features, a bigger engine, and 4-year warranty. The "monthly" cost would be about the same, and I'd have a 6 year newer machine.

When it happens--I'm buying a jetski, just not sure which--we should connect and hit up Newfound Lake!

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I didn't know they had a 170. That thing should fly. On calm water by myself I've had my 130 to 57mph but I only weigh 170.

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I didn't know they had a 170. That thing should fly. On calm water by myself I've had my 130 to 57mph but I only weigh 170.

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It's brand new this year. I weigh north of 200, so the power might be good. https://www.personalwatercraft.com/b...70-review.html

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It's brand new this year. I weigh north of 200, so the power might be good. https://www.personalwatercraft.com/b...70-review.html

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That thing is sweet!

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That thing is sweet!

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Looks to be a nice all-round machine.

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Iím amazed theyíve never been referred to industry-wide by the most accurately descriptive moniker: water cycle.


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How about a new destination? We have ATV, UTV, why not H20V?

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Default ... lose the jetski, and get a small rowboat!

Quote from above: "the power might be good ... https://www.personalwatercraft.com/b...70-review.html"


So ..... it's $11,399 for this SeaDoo jetski, plus annual registration, annual insurance, maybe a jetski boat lift, gasoline (15.9 gal tank is a huge gas tank!), and maybe a trailer, and any service repairs, winter storage, and depreciation.


...... or, approximately $399 for an 11'-jonboat or 12'-vee hull, used aluminum rowboat with a good set of two wood oars and oar locks.


..... driving a jetski makes you fat and lazy ..... because the only exercise you get is slightly turning your right hand wrist to control the speed.


..... rowing a rowboat is a physical workout, and so much more fun to do!
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Wow that is extremely judgmental!! How do you know a jet ski would be the only exercise they get? I run 7.5 miles everyday but I donít row my boat but my jet ski makes me fat and lazy. How insulting.


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QUOTE: How insulting ... ... boo-hoo!

With a small 11' or 12' rowboat, one or two swimmers can very readily swim along behind the rowboat rower, and hold onto the transom handles if wanted.

Have never seen a swimmer swimming along directly behind a jetski.
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Wow that is extremely judgmental!! How do you know a jet ski would be the only exercise they get? I run 7.5 miles everyday but I donít row my boat but my jet ski makes me fat and lazy. How insulting.


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LOL, Offended over that? Serious? What has this world turned into?
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I haven't heard back from the seller on the 130 price, but I think I may decide on a new 170 SE, anyway, as there are some nice features, a bigger engine, and 4-year warranty. The "monthly" cost would be about the same, and I'd have a 6 year newer machine.

When it happens--I'm buying a jetski, just not sure which--we should connect and hit up Newfound Lake!

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I really want to explore Newfound, just not sure where to put in.

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I think FLL answers that question in post #4.
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If I had a waverunner, I would check out already mentioned Newfound Lake, Great Bay / Portsmouth area, the Squam Lakes, Sebago Lake in Maine, Ossipe Lake, and Great East lake in Wakefield, NH, just to name a few. Lots of places to go...
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I think FLL answers that question in post #4.
I tend to skip over his posts.

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This is the reason we fought to keep the launch on our lake private when the state investigated taking it over. We don't want outside jet skiis coming in and disturbing the peace and quiet (or other boats bringing in milfoil). I guessing that Thinkxingu is a responsible adult who isn't going to spend all day in front of someone's home doing tricks and using the lake as an amusement park but there sure are those that do. We get them occasionally on week-ends. I know the lake belongs to everyone and blah, blah blah...but a little consideration goes a long way.
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This is the reason we fought to keep the launch on our lake private when the state investigated taking it over. We don't want outside jet skiis coming in and disturbing the peace and quiet (or other boats bringing in milfoil). I guessing that Thinkxingu is a responsible adult who isn't going to spend all day in front of someone's home doing tricks and using the lake as an amusement park but there sure are those that do. We get them occasionally on week-ends. I know the lake belongs to everyone and blah, blah blah...but a little consideration goes a long way.
I don't disagree on the consideration thing--in fact, I think I often go overboard, which is why I have had a problem with things like The Dive.

As for jetski use, I'm confident I won't be burnin' donuts (I have no idea of the jargon). I'm getting it to be in the area when L'il Buddy takes out Harambee or to tour the lake in a different style.

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